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Book Review: Popes and Bankers

September 22, 2012

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One of my hobbies is looking for connections between successful businesses and godly principles. Even if the business owners do not know it, they often used a philosophy found in the Proverbs or the Sermon on the Mount to lead their company. I am also somewhat of a history buff so the description of Popes and Bankers appealed to me right away.

Jack Cashill tells us the story of usury as it transforms from a disrespected and even illegal practice to what we have in the modern day. As an economically and religiously conservative person, I found that I agree with the broad points made by Mr. Cashill and have no problems using them as proof in my own conversations. Whether or not one agrees with his fiscal philosophy, time spent with this book will be worthwhile as the reader thinks about the historical events.

Worldviews aside, this book is a great read. It moves fast and allows us to have a fresh look at the history of the world. For those not living debt free, perhaps it will even cause some self-reflection into their own borrowing habits and not make those commitments so casually.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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Paul’s Recipe for Reducing Stress pt 2 – Kindness

September 22, 2012


Philippians 4:5 – Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. (KJV)

Part 1 of this series – Rejoice! 

The Lord is coming soon, if we want him to find us possessing the “mind of Christ” (Philippians 2:5)  we need him to find us as a people who are patient, kind and gentle of spirit.

We know from 1 Corinthians 13:4 that Love is long suffering, kind, not envious, not boastful – exactly the kind of traits that moderate people have. Being loving and gentle in all situations is an outstanding way to teach our worldly friends what being a Christian is all about.

Paul reminds us to have a loving attitude to our neighbors in Romans 13:10-11 and James 5:7-9 says … Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord...

The Lord is coming – a kind and gentle lifestyle will help you be ready and you will influence others to be ready.

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